January 2011

Open NR Library on Public Holidays!

January 26, 2011 - 07:47

"New Rochelle Public Library Re-Opens" reads a recent TotS Alert. Thanks for the reminder about closures for inclement weather days as well as for the many observances of Presidents' Day, MLK Day and other national/state holidays! In my 25 years living in New Rochelle, nothing has so distressed me as seeing our NR Public Library closed, impregnably and inaccessibly shuttered, when it might be left open (if only for limited purposes and services) on these otherwise laudable dates devoted to honoring great Americans and significant historical events.

Of all the conflicts, hypocrisies, concessions to political correctness, sellouts to public sector employee compulsory unionism and lily-livered cavings-in by the library board to its workers, nothing all year comes close to these regular acts of professional fecklessness and cowardice.

Main Steet Boxing Wields .500 Slugging Percentage;Mount Vernon Show Postponed

January 26, 2011 - 06:14

The Main Street Boxing Club (310 Main St, New Rochelle) finished the first week of the New York Golden Gloves competition with mixed results. On January 21, debuting 152 lb. Novice Anthony Ferulle was eliminated from the tournament by Long Island Boxing Club’s Orlando Rodriguez. The next day, Bryan O’Connor traveled to Rockland County to defeat Daniel Burnam of Gleason’s Gym in the first round of the 141 lb. Open Division.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino Addresses Business Groups in New Rochelle

January 25, 2011 - 21:18

CoC-AstorinoDinner-02.jpgIt was far from business as usual for the Chamber of Commerce and New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Rotary Club last Wednesday night. The two organizations teamed up to invite County Executive Robert Astorino to give an overview of his first year in office and discuss future plans for the County.

More than 100 people attended the event at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle, NY including Mayor Noam Bramson, Superintendent of Schools Richard Organisciak and Chamber of Commerce President Cynthia Lobo. Astorino, who has been a Rotary member since 1995, was happy to attend.

"I applaud Rob for his willingness to address issues," Bramson told the crowd as he introduced the key speaker.

The event was a bipartisan one, addressing issues that affect all members of the community — particularly our high taxes.

WVOX'S Metal Mayhem Presents Special JUDAS PRIEST/HALFORD 3 Hour Tribute This Friday!

January 25, 2011 - 17:36

WVOX'S "Metal Mayhem" show in New York to salute the Metal God on Friday, January 28th with a monumental 3 hour broadcast dedicated to Halford and Judas Priest!!

Host Matt O'Shaughnessy will feature 3 hours of non-stop british steel in an unprecedented radio first on 1460 AM in the New York Area and worldwide on WVOX.COM.

WVOX will span the legendary frontman's career from "The Ripper" to "Beyond The Realms of Death", "Desert Plains", "Screaming For Vengeance"..."Made of Metal" and much, much more! Fans of the Metal God will hear nothing but 100 percent Halford in all his majesty and sonic fury!

WVOX will also be giving one lucky listener the chance to win a Halford and Judas Priest cd collection during the broadcast!

Friday, January 28th from 6-9pm...WVOX rolls out the red carpet and presents a special 3 hour broadcast saluting Rob Halford! Exclusively on 1460 am and!

NR Train Station Bathrooms Closed. A suggestion on how to keep them open - Repost of 8/10 Comments

January 25, 2011 - 17:11

I posted this comment back in Agust of 2010. Maybe it is time someone listened to suggestions.

The irony in regards to the train station bathrooms is that just a few months ago a ceremony was held to declare the NR Train Station as a historic landmark.

The city of New Rochelle owns the station and I propose a real solution to the bathroom problem. Next time a lease comes up for renewal (especially the coffee shop/convenience stand) I would enter in to the lease renewal a provision stating that they (the renter) would have to be responsible for the clean up/simple maintenance of the lavatories (mop the floor and check it every hour). The City of NR would cover the cost of fixtures etc.

Write this into the lease. This idea has received a luke warm response from a council member saying he does not think anybody would go for it. I hear the point but maybe, just once the City of New Rochelle dictates terms instead of being dictated to.

Bruce Negrin
New Rochelle News and Views Radio Program
Thursday Nights at 8pm
WVOX 1460 am or

President of Temple Israel of New Rochelle Focus of 10th Annual Follies

January 25, 2011 - 15:56

TempleIsraelFollies.jpgThe power of humor is self-evident in the continuing success of Temple Israel of New Rochelle’s Follies, the annual tongue-in-cheek theatrical production that spares no one in its spoof of Temple leaders and clergy. The tenth edition of the “Follies” is set for Saturday, February 12, 2011. An 8:15 p.m. curtain will be preceded by a 7:15 p.m. wine and cheese hour and will be followed by an after-theater dessert reception.

This year’s Follies production, titled, “Marji? – A Jew-Dunnit,” focuses on the disappearance of Temple President, Marjory Karlin. Concerned Board members engage a famous Reform Jewish detective who investigates a host of suspects within the Temple community, each of whom has a unique and humorous motive for keeping Marji away.